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Tying Shoelaces

You can either print a template or cut out a picture that is interesting to the child from a magazine (a ball, dinosaurs, flower, butterfly).

Paste the cut out image on a piece of cardboard. Using a paper punch, make holes along the edge of the image.

Give your child a shoelace and tell it to lace it through all the holes in the picture. Then, show your child how to lace his/her shoes, helping it along the way. Then let the child try on its own, from beginning to end, without any help.